Dare to explore the magnitude of your being!
You are enough for you!
Dare to explore the magnitude of your being!
You are enough for you!
A book bound or otherwise
Is a treasure to an ardent reader
Who knows the emotions sensed,
In the company of a good book
Of times, well spent in the joy of reflections.
Reading is a beautiful voyage of discovery… of new learning and associations in assimilation.
Books, that transport us back and forth in time in a moment.
Books, that beckon us to a world of imagination.
Books, that create the magic of words
Books, that speak of truths and illusions
Books, that contain stories of life & living
Have you a favorite book that comes to mind immediately?
Wisdom is in the Wind
In the breeze so cool
Wisdom gently rests
Buzzing like the bee
And blows off again…
Singing the song of freedom
Hear it whistling through the rustling leaves…
Showing the vulnerability
Of the moment, now and then.
Wisdom of water is legendary
In its flow is the secret of letting go
Of peace and forgiveness
Of ease and acceptance.
Water is flexible and agile
To adapt itself along the way
Yet strong enough to persevere
And smoothen the stones
Into pebbles in the flow.
To be able to imbibe the profound
Wisdom of the wind & water
Is to know the wisdom of the flow
In knowing that you are not in the flow
But you are the flow!
Spirit of Christmas is the glow of warmth enveloping us all.
No matter how the year has been
No matter how life challenges us all
The spirit of Christmas has power
To change the perspective
Of what truly matters for one & all.
There is joy of seeing in hope
There is abundance in goodwill
There is cheer of smiles and laughter
There is most of all a thanksgiving.
With an attitude of gratitude
For all that is in this now.
Spirit of Christmas is alive & kicking
In the heart of the humankind
Kindling kindness & spreading smiles.
I am always fascinated by nature, especially trees … every tree speaks to us and conveys much beyond its beauty there is much to understand from its shape texture and form.
I find its lessons, often very poignant yet alluring and very inspiring as well.
If you love nature and trees may be you will like this …
Here is an interesting link I came across your birth tree
Looks like my birth tree is closer to the Rowan trees which are known to be the Trees of life 🌳 & the Ash Trees symbolic of spiritual strength as much as longevity and endurance.
Fascinating indeed to learn about the Celtic symbolic representation & personality interpretation of trees.
Happy Diwali to all here.
Sharing a few musings from my mother.
Tamaso ma Jyothirgamaya.
On this Diwali let us
Illuminate our hearts.
Ignorance n impediments
Vanish in that brilliance.
Let Faith, prayer, compassion
And humility fill the place
While false beliefs, prejudices
Hatred & anger
Dissolve without a trace.
Past year has taught us
Many have learnt
The real values our lives need.
A disciplined lifestyle
With resilience will take us far.
The core values our ancestors had
Are not mere lessons in vain.
They are real essence of health
With gratitude, embracing all.
Time to rectify our deeds
Done in the quest to excel.
Mother Nature knows well
How to balance & dwell.
Let’s co-exist without harming,
Valuing all lives, be it in any form.
Let this Festival of Lights
Bring harmony & happiness.
Together we will protect
This precious divine gift
Undoing all our wrongs
Restoring what truly belongs.
A Very Happy Deepawali
To all of you,
Be safe and healthy.
Stay blessed ever.
As we celebrate this beautiful festival of lights lets all take some time to connect with the cosmic lights and feel its blessed presence within us all 🙂
The ability to discern and allow
Has a great significance
On your state of being
You are what you think and consume.
Ultimately you are entrusted
With this power of choice.
You are your own decision maker
So choose to allow yourself to evolve.
Think well and be expansive
As much as inclusive
For it steers and transforms your ways
Choose thoughts of peace & harmony.
Allow yourself to live life lovingly
Your will your way of life
Your life, your choice of living
Let love and peace show the pathway.
Nature of harmony is healing
Soothing sounds of the gentle waves
Ease the inner recesses of the mind
Greenery growing in synchrony
Inspite of the abandon of wilderness
Calms the body and mind
Refreshing smell of the first rain
Is truly invigorating to the spirit
All of nature when in balance
Is a dance of Harmony
Align to this harmony
Sense the joy of the interconnection.
Step into your harmonious self.
Music can be elusive yet effusive
Sail through life
Steering away from density
Be in the moment.
Rest easy sleep well
Be generous be mindful
Let your moves be wise
Be safe than sorry!
Let your boat of life be light
Burden it not by overloading
For it gets difficult to carry
The weight of your burdens
Be light and sail on
In the lightness of being.
Every thing has a reason to be
Air and Space Water Form
All elements of being
This beautiful world of ours
Blesses us much
So much gratitude
For these elements of life.
We are born of it and we need it to survive
Every thing has a reason to be
The river of time
The water that flows
The shape of things
The spaces we occupy
The air that we breathe
All matters for life and living.
We breathe air to live in space
This air that we breathe
We often take for granted
This air is the gift of earth around us.
We need to value its presence
We need to keep it pure and clean
For what we breathe we are
For our actions depend upon it.
A ship floats in water
Not just because of buoyancy
But because there is air tight space
A space that contains air
A space that aids the displacement
A space that balances the weight
A space that lightens the load
The shape makes a difference
In the way the weight is carried
The shape of the ship makes it float.
Displacing water equal to its weight
Helping it to stay afloat.
Archimedes’ principle, physical law of buoyancy, discovered by the ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes, stating that any body completely or partially submerged in a fluid (gas or liquid) at rest is acted upon by an upward, or buoyant, force, the magnitude of which is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body. The volume of displaced fluid is equivalent to the volume of an object fully immersed in a fluid or to that fraction of the volume below the surface for an object partially submerged in a liquid. The weight of the displaced portion of the fluid is equivalent to the magnitude of the buoyant force. The buoyant force on a body floating in a liquid or gas is also equivalent in magnitude to the weight of the floating object and is opposite in direction; the object neither rises nor sinks. For example, a ship that is launched sinks into the ocean until the weight of the water it displaces is just equal to its own weight. As the ship is loaded, it sinks deeper, displacing more water, and so the magnitude of the buoyant force continuously matches the weight of the ship and its cargo.
I think these Seven Pieces of Advice from Rumi, always applies as a gentle reminder…as a way of being.
In generosity and helping others be like the river.
In compassion and grace be like the sun.
In concealing others’ faults be like the night.
In anger and fury be like the dead.
In modesty and humility be like the soil.
In tolerance be like the ocean.
Either you appear as you are or be as you appear.
Setting up protocols is a tedious process
But once set, it makes things much easier.
When a team shares the same language they communicate effectively so protocols aid in communication.When rules procedures are set as the protocol to follow, workflow improves without hitches With protocols laid down like a step-by-step process every employee can have clarity on ways to address conflicts if any, and how to seek resolution.
Why is there a need and necessity of creating rules systems and follow protocols?
In the workplace, it can be a guideline for proper behavior at work and also can help prevent conflicts or protect from harassment.
With changing times and situations as they are, whether it’s a ‘Work from home or office’, netiquettes and manners can make a huge difference in the way businesses are run.
Every small exchange of interaction can make or mar the communication levels.
Setting up protocols and training modules can increase productivity and improve professionalism in conducting business.
Communication for Implementation
For protocols to be successfully implemented It has to be relevant and easy to understand. Often the rules can seem too confusing so communication is very crucial in getting protocols in place in any organization understood. And even more so in this changing world.
Standards and protocols when defined properly, can certainly help increase productivity at work. And as expectations are set and there is clarity for what methods are for the deliverables and the timeframes, there is greater ownership, attention and accountability in the organization to follow the procedures.
As a Consultant I have enabled teams across departments setup their systems in place as well as improvising on the set procedures , while making the required changes such that the process can work efficiently. Ensuring the protocols are followed is just as challenging as setting it up. However, it becomes easier when they are followed as a practice with checks and balances in all teams without too many exceptions to the rule, to support new employees to ease in to the system.
How important have Protocols been for your organization’s efficiency?
Have your teams been following through the set norms and have they been effective?
I would love to know. Do share.
Good writings have the power to change your mood, from gloomy to happy, inspire, and motivate.
Without readers, the writings however good, are like the beautiful moon shining over a desert.
Though the writers, may write for self-expression, the appreciation of a reader motivates them to create more.
They both are complimenting each other.
If good writing makes even one reader happy the writing has found its purpose.
These are a few words from my mother’s reflections on Writing and Reading which I found deeply inspiring. I take this opportunity to offer my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all my readers for after all there is no writer without a reader.